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Busting Common Collision Repair Myths!

If you have ever been involved in an auto collision, it can be a confusing and stressful experience. This is especially true if it is the first time you have been in this situation. It often seems like there is an overwhelming number of important decisions to be made in a short period of time. Unfortunately, this is made even more difficult because of the number of myths and misconceptions surrounding auto body repair! 

Let’s take some time to bust a few of the most common collision repair myths, so if you are ever in this situation you will feel a little more confident navigating the process!

Myth #1 – You Are Obliged to Use the Auto Body Repair Shop Your Insurer Chooses

There is a common belief...

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Why Summer Might Increase Windshield Cracks

Anyone who has ever been stuck in a hot car on a long summer trip knows that warm weather and vehicles may not mix. However, what you might not know is hot weather may also be hard on your windshield– especially if it might already have a little bit of damage. Auto glass damage is something that needs to be addressed quickly at any time of the year, but in the summer months, it is especially important because heat can exacerbate small chips and cracks leading to more extensive damage.

Air Conditioning Vs. External Heat

Even the intense heat from the sun on its own can play havoc with already existing auto glass damage, but when you add air conditioning into the mix, it can be even more difficult. When sunlight is...

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Safe Driving Tips to Help Avoid Collisions

Accidents happen, and sometimes they are completely unavoidable. However, there are many things that you can do as a driver to help reduce the risk of becoming involved in a collision that leaves you in need of auto body repair. 

We’ve shared a few safe driving tips to help you avoid an unwanted trip to the auto body repair shop! 

Top Driving Safety Tips

First, let’s start with some top safety driving tips. These are things that you should do every time you are behind the wheel of your vehicle to reduce the risk of an accident. Most of them are common sense, and if you get into the habit of doing them they become second nature and help make you a safer driver! 

Focus on...
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Why It Is Important to Handle Dent Repairs Right Away

Dents are one of the most common types of bodywork repairs, whether due to a collision or even from hail damage. When your car gets a dent, it can be annoying and frustrating. However, if the dent is fairly small, you might be tempted to put off booking the vehicle for bodywork repair. Doing so could actually lead to more extensive problems further down the road. 

Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons why it is important not to delay bodywork repair when your vehicle is dented. 

1 – Risk of Rust Spots

When a vehicle is dented, it may result in cracks and other damage to the paint. These cracks can allow water to get into the metallic part of the body which may cause rust spots. If...

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Main Causes of Collisions and How To Avoid Them

Getting into a collision can be an overwhelming experience, and definitely reminds us that driving cautiously is more important than anything else while operating a vehicle.

It’s important to note that most accidents are avoidable. The following are a few reasons why vehicle collisions occur and how to avoid them in the future.

Tired Drivers

Driving while tired is never recommended, because you not only put yourself at risk, you put others at risk too. Your body instinctively wants to go to sleep while driving at night, which is why it’s a very dangerous time to be driving.

You will know your body is tired if your...

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Car Cleaning Tips

For many vehicle owners the task of washing a car by hand is therapeutic and an act of pride. Many owners take great pride in the appearance of their vehicles, which in-turn may extend the lifespan of their vehicle. By washing a vehicle frequently it maintains the new-car finish for a longer period of time. While washing a vehicle may seem like a simple task, vacuum, wash with soap and rinse it off, it’s best to start from the inside and work your way out. The following are some tips so that you don’t accidentally scratch or ruin the finish of your vehicle.

 

Interior

Be sure to give your carpets and upholstery a good vacuuming to remove as much dirt and debris as possible. If you want to...

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Several Ways to Preserve and Improve the Value of Your Vehicle

How Quicky Do Vehicles Lose Their Value?

It's said that vehicles lose half their value the moment you drive them off of the lot. While that might be an anecdotal estimate at best, the truth is that cars devalue every time the odometer clicks past another number.

Managing Your Vehicle's Depreciation To Minimize Loss Over Time

Just because your car will constantly depreciate doesn't mean that you can't manage its depreciation and help to minimize the loss of value over time. Here are some tips to do that effectively.

Keep the inside of your vehicle clean. You probably keep the cup holders wiped clean of coffee rings, but a key area where cars can deteriorate on the inside is completely unseen: Carpets in the foot-wells build up with...
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Top Reasons Why Your Vehicle Won't Start

There's Nothing Like That Sinking Feeling When You Turn The Key In The Ignition and Nothing Happens

Since a vehicle is a big group of complicated systems -- with each one connected to several other systems -- it can be daunting to know where to start. Fortunately, there are a few common reasons and these are a good place to start.

Here Are A Few Of The Top Reasons Why Your Car Won't Start

Immobilizer. Many vehicles are equipped with immobilizer devices and those devices are engaged and disengaged through computer chips embedded in the key or a key fob. Unfortunately, those chips aren't always durable when they're jammed into your pocket with your cellphone, chewing gum, and coins. Check to make sure the immobilizer light isn't...

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How to Care for your Freshly Painted Vehicle

Tips To Take Care of Your Freshly Painted Vehicle

1. Wash the vehicle by hand or a touchless car wash system, not a commercial brush or soft cloth system.

2. Wash with cold water only in summer, in the shade, and with warm water in the winter. Do not use detergents or cleaners.

3. Wipe off all waterspots with a soft clean cloth or chamois after a wash.

4. Do not wax, polish, or apply any sealant products for at least 90 days.

5. Keep the vehicle from unnecessary extremes of high and low temperatures.

6. Do not park under trees or near industrial facilities with heavy fallout/smoke.

7. Avoid driving over gravel roads.

8. During winter months, have under fenders and hidden areas force pressure...

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